Is normal barb farming boring? Do you hate having your stash full of gold? Want to make an Amazon, necro and Druid jealous they can only summon from their own skill trees! Try this build out! It’s not that expensive to get the gear together. It’s centred around some interesting items, specifically added skills and charges, giving your barb the best summons in the game!
Head: Shako and Wolfhowl
Amulet: seraph’s hymn, Metalgrid, or any other +2 all skills
Armour: any +1/2 all skills, Stone
Belt: arachnid’s mesh, or razor tail
Gloves: frost burn
Boots: Silkweave, war travellers, or any other preferred Boots
Rings: Carrion Wind, nature’s Peace or Wisp Projector, soj or bul kathos wedding band
Charms: Annihilus, barb torch, warcry skillers and res charms
Merc: act 2 might with Insight, Treachery, and Helm of choice
Skills: everything into the warcries! Less the 1 point wonders in masteries.
Stats: enough strength to wear gear, around 200 points into vitality, the rest into dex to increase your bow attacks!
Step 1: You need some pre-buffing here, first step is to cast a Valkyrie from Harmony (May need to re-roll a couple times to get +6), before you cast it you’ll want a Shako on Helm, a +1/2 all skills armour, +skills rings. This should give you a level 16+ Valkyrie! You have to keep Harmony equipped or your Valkyrie will disappear.
Step 2: Now to cast the rest of your summons - change out your Helm to Wolfhowl, armour to Stone, rings to either Carrion Wind/ Wisp Projector, and nature’s Peace. Now you can cast Clay Golem from Stone, a Spirit of oak or other Spirit from your rings, Poison Creeper from Carrion Wind, and 3 dire wolves from wolf Howl!
Step 3: Go to your favourite farming spot and Battle Command, battle order and Shout everything making your summons strong!
Step 4: (Optional) you could morph thanks to Wolfhowl, but it’s also just as fun to run around yelling enemies to Death beside your new army. Your normal bow attack is actually fairly decent too. As a final step you can Revive monsters thx again to Harmony!
Step 5: You’ll need to collect at least 80k gold to recharge all your summon charges, but this is pretty easy to get. While you could Revive monsters, the recharge of that will require at least 200k gold, so if you want to take on a boss you could!
Step 6: Profit!
Let me know your thoughts, I’m finding it really fun to play! Definitely not for players 8, but you should be ok throughout most of the game. I ran into trouble in the world Stone keep and Nihlathak, but everything else should be fine!